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Talking to Architects: Ten Lectures by Colin Ward [Paperback]

Colin Ward
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  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Freedom Press (1 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0900384883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0900384882
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 14.5 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 904,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As you might suspect, Colin Ward talks to architects...

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I don't suppose that there is anyone here who doesn't feel that we have an architecture of alienation, eminently visible here in Sheffield: the alienation between the designer, the maker, the product and the consumer. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly excellent, a classic in its field 17 May 2014
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Full of wisdom and commonsense won through a lot of hands-on experience.
Every architectural student should read it, and be examined on it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars But are the architects listening? 19 Mar 2012
A fascinating book documenting Ward's numerous talks, and attempts to talk to architects, about the people they build for. As many of the dates show these issues had been being discussed by Ward since the 1970s, but we still see precious little of his 'anarchist based' concepts of architecture in practice. His reliance on people to know best is not something the architectural professions seems able to comprehend. A great book, neat, succinct and well edited.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ten lectures 11 Mar 2011
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Wide ranging lectures exploring alternative and dissident traditions in architecture and town planning. Includes 'Self Help' and 'The Anarchist House'.
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